A smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Sometimes, if you aren’t careful, coffee breath can be the next thing people notice about you. Though coffee breath might be hard to endure, it is much better than the dreaded stench of halitosis or any other oral health issue and disorder that can cause disruptions to your smile and mouth in general. However, we know this and most of us keep up an oral health routine and regiment, but, for most of us, all we do is brush and floss. If you’re looking to increase the effectiveness of your current oral health routine or are looking to add more to make your mouth as gleaming and healthy as it can be, then keep reading!
You may have already heard of fluoride, the mineral that helps keep enamel healthy and strong by strengthening it. Enamel is incredibly important to your mouth as it is something that not only protects your teeth but, once lost, cannot be replaced. That’s why it is important to introduce fluoride for your oral health whether through drinking fluoridated water and/or by using toothpastes with fluoride in it. Most tap water will have fluoride in it, but you can check your local municipal water supply station’s website to learn more. Most toothpastes do have fluoride in them but some don’t so don’t assume that any toothpaste will have it! Make sure to check the ingredients list to make sure you’re doing all you can for your enamel.
Brush Twice A Day And Floss Daily
We understand that sometimes things come up and it just isn’t possible to brush twice a day or to floss daily; however, as much as possible, it is imperative to adhere to this routine. Harmful bacteria, the ones that can lead to oral disease and tooth decay, replicate in just a few hours of being left unattended. Brushing and flossing help remove them and mitigate the damage those bacteria can cause. Making a habit of brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps combat future issues. When it comes to oral health, it’s about investing and elongating good oral health!
It May Be Time To Visit A Dentist
Even if you’ve been doing everything in this list, visiting a dentist regularly should be part of your oral health routine. If you’re in the Austin, Texas area then give Dr. John Schmid a call today at 512-329-5967!